Andy Shepherd’s Top 5 Dragon Books
Author Andy Shepherd picks out some of her own favourite books featuring dragons.
Andy says, ‘Ever since Puff, I’ve loved dragons. And of course I’m not alone. There is magic in dragons. And mystery. Which makes them perfect for readers and authors alike.
Whether it’s the fierce and majestic dragons found in Tolkien and J.K Rowling’s books or the gentler, kinder dragon in Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon, the rather demanding companion of Toothless, or the wonderful accident-prone Zog. There’s a dragon for everyone. But often dragons are found in fantastical worlds and I wanted that magic in everyday life. Because how cool would that be? To have a dragon in your house…to have a friend who could fly…
So my own twist on the dragon story was to ask, what if all dragons didn’t come from eggs, what if some of them grew on trees? And what if you were lucky enough to find a dragon-fruit tree in your garden and grow your very own dragon?
Then, I wonder what your dragon would be like?
There are so many books about dragons that I love, but here are some of my absolute favourites….’